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March 28, 2019
One day after voting against Tennessee voucher bill, embattled legislator ousted as ed chairman
Rep. David Byrd, accused of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, was forced to step down from his leadership position in Tennessee's legislature.
Tennessee Votes 2018
July 12, 2018
Election Day is Thursday in Tennessee. Here’s where your candidates stand on education.
Chalkbeat asked candidates in four critical races about their positions on public education.
Tennessee Votes 2018
July 9, 2018
Here’s how Tennessee’s Republican candidates for governor answer the big questions on education
Chalkbeat asked Republican candidates about their own educational experiences, the future of TNReady testing, whether to offer private school vouchers, and more.
May 7, 2018
How did Tennessee testing go this year? An investigator is about to ask 64,000 educators
The state comptroller will email surveys this week asking for information on the administration of this year's TNReady exam.
January 24, 2018
Six things we heard during Tennessee’s first gubernatorial forum on education
Tennessee voters got their first good look at most candidates for governor during an education forum televised statewide.
January 22, 2018
Tennesseans are about to get their first good look at candidates for governor on education
Voters will get to hear from all but one of the major candidates Tuesday evening during the first gubernatorial forum televised statewide.
October 17, 2017
Five things to know about the latest brouhaha over Tennessee’s TNReady test
The revelation that nearly 10,000 Tennessee high school tests were scored incorrectly unleashes a new round of complaints about the standardized test.
January 6, 2016
What you need to know on education as the 2016 legislature begins
Vouchers and school funding likely be the dominant education issues in 2016 before the Tennessee General Assembly.
January 20, 2015
Meet the lawmakers who will serve as gatekeepers of state education policy
Expecting a bevy of education bills and responding to an intense interest in legislation that could affect Tennessee public schools, House Speaker Beth Harwell is expanding oversight of education proposals at the committee level.
October 12, 2014
Q&A with Speaker Beth Harwell: Tennessee will probably develop own standards
Speaker of the House Beth Harwell spoke with Chalkbeat about her educational priorities, and the priorities of her constituents.
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